Hognose Snake

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
Reference Entry
Hognose Snake, a nonpoisonous snake of North America that is harmless to humans. It is also called the puff adder because it flattens its head and neck, inflates its body with air, and hisses loudly when disturbed. It rarely, if ever, bites in defense. If the intruder is not bluffed, the snake rolls over as if dead.


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